- suitable, acceptable, or correct for the particular circumstances an appropriate response/measure/method Now that the problem has been identified, appropriate action can be taken. Is now an appropriate time to make a speech? Please charge my Mastercard/Visa/American Express card (delete as appropriate). appropriate for something Jeans are not appropriate for a formal party. This movie is appropriate for children over 13. appropriate to something The book was written in a style appropriate to the era. opposite inappropriate
- The government has been accused of not responding appropriately to the needs of the homeless. The chain of volcanoes is known,appropriately enough, as the “Ring of Fire.”
- He questioned the appropriateness of their methods.
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